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Lightweight InP Solar Cells for Space Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87996
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075589
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Lightweight InP Solar Cells for Space Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CA40C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation in this Phase II SBIR is the development of a technology which will enable the manufacture of a lightweight, low cost, high radiation resistance InP based solar cells with high efficiency suitable for space power systems. The key technological step is the application of a production-worthy epitaxial liftoff (ELO) process to a multijunction solar cell structure fabricated on a large area ( 3-inch and 4-inch)InP substrates. Our focus will be on the improvement of the efficiency of dual junction to greater than 23% and a pathway towards InP based triple junction. The number of substrate reusage will also be investigated to determine the impact of cost savings due to the high cost of InP substrates. Radiation testing of the ELO InP solar cells will be performed and compared to standard InP solar cells.

Principal Investigator:

Noren Pan
Principal Investigator
8475883001
noren_pan@mindspring.com

Business Contact:

Noren Pan
Business Official
8475883001
noren_pan@mindspring.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714

EIN/Tax ID: 043511752
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No